It is difficult to watch the Padres right now. Between Cory Luebke’s Monday night clinic on how not to field the pitcher position, Rob Johnson’s excellent Gary Bennett impersonation (hey, there’s a 2-0 slider; I’ll bet if I swing, I can pop it up to shortstop), and the team’s general offensive incompetence, there just isn’t [...]
The Padres made Jake Westbrook work hard on Saturday in St. Louis. The veteran right-hander used 89 pitches and didn’t survive the fifth inning. Five walks helped. Three of those five walks came around to score.
In my discussion yesterday of Mike Rivera, I forgot to mention Gary Bennett. He’s also in the running for one of the two catching spots. My early guess is that Bennett and Rivera split time, with Wiki Gonzalez and his contract being traded before the season. Steve Violetta Thanks to regular reader Dan Walls for [...]